The Barnesville Exempted Village School District Board of Education prepared for the start of the upcoming school year, making several personnel decisions at a special meeting on Friday, June 30, including accepting the resignation of Barnesville Middle School Principal Julie Erwin, effective July 31.

On June 27, Erwin posted the following on the school's Facebook Page (re-printed with her permission): "It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that I will not be returning to BMS next school year. I have accepted a position closer to my home.

I have enjoyed my eight years in the district and have had a chance to work with some fabulous teachers and students that have amazing talents and skills which will lead to bright futures ahead. Thank you for all you have done to make BMS what it is today and always strive to be your very best. Good luck to all the students, staff and families in the future."

A special meeting to approve employment of personnel will be held on Sunday, July 9 at 7 p.m. in the Central Office.

The board approved the resignation of Amber Toriseva as second grade teacher effective at the end of the 2016-2017 school year.

The board issued the following first-time, one-year classified probationary contracts effective with the 2017-2018 school year: Michelle McLaughlin, 3.75 hour elementary school aide; Staci Graham, 3.75 hour middle school aide; Kelly Leasure, 3.75 hour middle school aide.

Brady Treherne was approved as volunteer assistant football coach for the 2017-2018 school year and Kevin Miller was hired as assistant softball coach.

The board approved the following lunch prices: elementary school - $2.60; middle school - $2.70; high school - $2.90; adult - $3 and milk - 30 cents.

The board approved a service contract between the district and the Belmont County Student Services.

The board approved the fiscal year 2017 final amended appropriations and estimated revenues as presented by Treasurer Matt King.

The board approved purchase order #51949 in the amount of $49, 425 to Johnson Boiler Works for replacement of a boiler at the high school.